Drought Tolerant Plants

There are many ways that you can help reduce water usage in your garden. This includes applying mulch around garden beds, adding lots of organic matter to the soil, watering your garden in the cool of the day, applying specialised polymer films over foliage to reduce water loss, and using soil wetting agents to assist water penetration.

You can also include plants in your garden that are more tolerant of dry conditions, so you can still have a great looking garden, even during periods of drought and water restrictions.

Once established, drought-tolerant plants are hardy, but will still benefit from an occasional good deep watering, especially prolonged hot and dry conditions.

Plant labels will usually indicate whether the plant will cope with dry conditions, but we've created a handy list of drought-tolerant plants to help point you in the right direction.

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